Authorities Investigating Hartwell Fire

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Authorities in Hartwell believe a fire at an abandoned grainery Tuesday morning may have been deliberately set. Firefighters were called to the old Merritt Grain and Feed building about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Hartwell Fire Chief Terry Vickery said that by the time they arrived, the old metal building was fully involved. The building is located across […]

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Toys for Tots To Continue Using Old Whitman St. Rec Center for Warehouse

Toccoa City Commissioners agree to let the Marine Corps League continue using the old Whitman Street Recreation Center for at least another five years. Monday, city commissioners unanimously approved a five-year lease with the option for a five-year renewal with the Marine Corps League for the facility. The new lease replaces a lease that automatically renewed each year unless either […]

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Stephens Co. Commission To Meet Today

Stephens County Commissioners will hold a regular meeting and work session later today. Today’s county commission meeting is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. Commissioners will start with a work session to discuss items on the business meeting agenda. Items on today’s agenda include a presentation of […]

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SCHS Competitive Cheerleading Wins Region 8-AAAA

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The Stephens County High School Competition Cheerleading team is the region champion. They won the Region 8-AAAA Championship on Saturday at Dawson County High School. Stephens County High School cheerleaders competed against 7 other teams in the region including Buford, North Oconee, White, North Hall, Madison, Monroe Area, and Johnson. This is the first ever region title in school history […]

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Main Street Unveils Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa unveils another historic plaque at a downtown building. The latest plaque was unveiled Thursday at the Rebel on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. City officials say the building housing the Rebel Cafe was built in 1900. Before the Rebel was opened in 1961, the building was home to a grocery store, a general store, and Devoe Paints. […]

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Franklin Co. Beefing Up Courthouse Security

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia Anyone attending court at the Franklin County Courthouse in Carnesville will now have to go through extra security procedures before being allowed to enter. The extra security measures take effect Monday, November 16th. Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas said new equipment has now been installed at the courthouse in response to the recent spate […]

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Grand Jury Meeting on Registrar’s Position

The Stephens County Grand Jury will narrow down the names of applicants for the position of Stephens County Registrar and Elections Superintendent today at a meeting. Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers said the grand jury will meet today with her to go through the names of about 20 applicants for the position vacated back in August by Theresa Kelley. According […]

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Stephens Co. Finalizes Election Results

Stephens County election officials say they have settled the question of the three provisional ballots cast in Tuesday’s Martin Town Council election. Election officials say they will not count the final two provisional ballots after ruling that those voters were not eligible to vote in the election. One of the three provisional ballots was deemed to have counted. Those rulings […]

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Toccoa Commission Meeting Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are scheduled to have a work session and regular meeting later today. First, city commissioners will hold a work session at 4 p.m. During the work session, the city commission are scheduled to receive a report from the Marine Corps League on Toys for Tots. Following that, the city commission will discuss possible recreation grants for Lake […]

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